Lifestyle: Last Minute Life Update

It's nearly the end of the year and I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to the New Year celebrations. I'm spending my New Years Eve in London watching the fireworks and no doubt complaining about how cold it is.

December has been a very funny, hectic month full of lots of different emotions. I finished my first term at uni and wore thee most embarrassing jumper to the Christmas drinks perhaps in the history of Christmas jumpers. I then came home for two weeks to work and spend time with family.

Work was a blur of painting, building work and long days of white walls. Our Christmas was non existent due to my Grandmother being taken to hospital in an ambulance and since then we've been trying to find her a care home to go to where she will be safe and looked after round the clock.

I didn't manage to see as many friends as I'd have liked to this holiday and I guess I've also had the harsh realisation that people move on, change and that not all friendships last the test of time or distance. Speaking of distance, I managed to go through an entire dinner with my ex-boyfriend without crying (I cracked when he dropped me home, I cried and called him a shit head as I stumbled out the car. Classic girl moment.)


Make Up: 2014 Favorites

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This year I've discovered some really great products that I now simply can't live without. My favorite brands have by far been Mac and Number 7. Both have a great reputation and give good return on investment.

I've learnt a lot about make up this year, I'm now a fully qualified make up artist too. It's been a busy make up year that included a splurge in ELF Studio New York and of course a major shopping spree in Mac in Times Square. Since returning to the UK I haven't bought a single piece of make up.

In 2015 I intend to review more and try more without buying more! (We'll see how that goes!) Perhaps I'll bring 'Make Up Monday' back.


Here are some of my favorite make up pieces from 2014. I'll revisit these in 2015 to see whether I'm still loving them!

Lifestyle: Down Time

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‘Hardworking’ is one of my characteristics, one I’m very proud of. It’s a positive characteristic however, at times it can be an exhausting one to uphold.
   
With the work / life/ uni life balance, it gets to a point where there’s a little too much on my plate and I go into what I call ‘Burn Out.’ I basically feel sad for no reason, have no inclination to do anything, go anywhere and basically have the sense of boredom, despite the fact I probably have a ‘To Do’ list as long as my arm . That, right there lies the problem.
    I don’t take enough time for myself and it takes me these ‘Burn outs’ to realize that.
   
I’m a passionate person and like to get right on into a project and as my life is mainly around fashion, beauty, make up or life presentation It’s sometimes hard to switch off and realizing I’m overworking myself. I’m ultimately confusing work, with pleasure and sometimes the body needs a rest, as does the brain.
   
Sitting back and doing nothing is not my forte. If I lie awake at night for more than an hour I get up and do work as I’m conscious that my life is slipping bye. So downtime is something I’ve always found quite difficult, especially on my own, when I don’t have anyone to directly distract me. That’s where my friends Warner Bros, Lions Gate and Pathe come in. Films. Films are not only a great source of entertainment but a wonderful way to learn new things and gain knowledge without thinking or doing, ergo: not a waste of time.
   
There’s something so relaxing about getting into comfy clothes and into bed with a nice hot chocolate and a biscuit to watch a film. The real world slips bye as you escape into this new ideal, fantasy or literal whole new world. Films are a great sense of escapism and if you’re like me, you may want to try taking a break a little more often. Taking a few hours out de-stresses me and allows me to recharge my batteries, as the last thing I need is a ‘start life’ crisis as the grand old age of 20.
   

Lifestyle: Afternoon In Covent Garden London



Christmas: My Christmas 2014


 
This year was by far the worst Christmas we have ever had. What an opening line.

Since getting back from Uni I’ve been at work where we’re having a full refurb (Walls down, paint up, the works) It’s been a stressful period, then my Uncle passed away and then my grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s started to ‘see people’ that weren’t there and watch things ‘levitate’ basically, she went mental and we ended up with her in hospital on Christmas Day until 4 am on Boxing Day morning; Sleep deprived, confused and fed up and that was only me.



Lifestyle: Running Around London

'A pick and mix of cultures.'


After recently moving to London, I've discovered there is a never ending list of things to see and do in the capital.

Another thing I've learnt about London, is that it has people from every parts of the globe and people from completely different cultural backgrounds. London is a great place to make new friends.

I've recently met lots of new friends from all over the world who are teaching me about their cultures and ways of life, it's enriching and insightful.

Coming to a new city has bought out the best in me, I'm learning so much and realising that no matter where we are, we should be more open to random friendships as friendships appear in the oddest places.

A smile needs no translation and being more happy, positive and personable may just surprise you. It makes you feel great and opens up so many new doors.

Thanks to all my new friends for welcoming me into your lives and allowing me to share mine with you.


Love Clo :)

Uni: Time To Go Home

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I've finished my last time tabled fashion management and marketing lecture of my first term at university today! It's been a full on 12 weeks, which has seemed to have, flown by. I've managed to fit lots into my first term at Uni and can't wait to do a series of university 'How To' next year for the fresher’s of 2015/16.


December is always a slow month of blogging for me as I get ready for the New Year and focus on what I want to write about and where I want the blog to go. I've already started writing for 2015 in order to help myself get better prepared and give you guys more continuous content. Hence why I haven't been blabbing all that much this December, prepare yourselves, It’s coming.


I'm now well into the Christmas spirit, which is odd as I haven't been known for my Christmas spirit in previous years. I think perhaps this year is different because I'm away now living away from home and can’t pop back every weekend, so I'm looking forward to going home and spending time with loved ones and family and eating lots of mince pies!

Beauty: November Glossy Box

In essence, it was an empty box this month that lacked excitement and thrill that us beauty lovers expect with a monthly beauty box.



This box re-enforced my decision to stop my Glossy Box monthly beauty box subscription. I no longer feel like I'm getting value for money each and every month. Some months have been amazing but others lack substance and exciting products.

I'm not going to say I'll never pick up my subscription again, but when I'm more excited to use the Glossy Box box instead of the beauty, hair and make up products inside, I know there is a fundamental issue and no 'Glossy' box (Excuse the pun) is going to cut it for a payment of £13 per month.



Lifestyle: Christmas Wish List


Christmas is coming up (Just to give you a heads up if you were until now, unaware.) My parents don't know what to get me as a gift. I'm not one for gifts, I find it quite awkward getting gifts, it's just something I don't enjoy (I'm weird, I know.) So when Christmas rolls around my parents appreciate a little list of things I'm interested in getting.

This year it's all about the books, the storage and accessories. Now that I'm really refining my wardrobe I don't need things just for the sake of it so, I gave my list a lot of thought.

Fashion: Black Friday At GAP

Rushing towards the Natural History Museum in London yesterday, I stumbled a little when I saw the GAP 40% off everything Black Friday sign. I couldn't resist the temptation and despite being already late, I popped into the Kensington GAP for a little look. 

It's a real pleasure I typically find to shop in a GAP store. Well laid out, easy to browse and complete with pleasant staff who are willing to give you a hand finding your size or colour.  Breezing in I spotted two Items that I immediately desired for my new 'Woman' wardrobe. (I'm 19 now, I need to dress like my shape, not like a teenage boy.) Suddenly conscious of the time, I hastily checked that my sizes were available and well stocked, so I could come back later and pick them up.


http://www.gap.co.uk/browse/product.do?cid=89705&vid=1&pid=000224877000


When I went back to GAP I bought two tank fit and flare dresses in size UK 10, US 6 and an everyday basic long sleeve navy blue t-shirt in a Small £9.95, Sale price £5.97. Throwing the dresses over my vest and jeans to double check sizes and I was ready to buy! The total bill came to £117 but with my 40% discount, came down to £71 a great buy. 

The First Date

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So tonight is my first date with a new guy. I'm 'back on the horse' so to speak and I'm currently sat in a Starbucks having coffee before I go to meet him and the American girl next to me is spouting off about feminism - has she not heard of the he for she campaign

I digress.


I'm looking forward to my date, we're off to see a musical after I told him I love musicals. As I'm pretty casual personality wise, I've gone with a smart casual outfit that is comfy yet shows off my curves and for my make up I've gone minimal.

The Perfect Little Red Dress

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" I saw it and thought 'Wow!'"


A few posts ago I spoke of dress shopping (See Here) and how I wanted to have parts of each dress I tried on and roll them into one. 

I then found the perfect dress that I saw and thought 'Wow' it was the right shape and in a lovely colour. When I first spotted it In Next, I was short on time so I went back the following day to try it on.


5 Year Diary: A Thought A Day

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"Perhaps the best gift I've ever been given"


"For my Birthday my parents bought me a five year, thought a day diary. It's such a thoughtful and gorgeous giftIt's to house my hopes, dreams and faiths in my destiny. I write in it every night before bed, I write a reflection or highlight of my day, for me to look back on in time. It's like a short blog or tweet extract of my life, but just for me and my private thoughts."


There's Something In The Water

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"Hair mask, bath, you name it- it was heaven."

 

 

Since moving to London for Uni, I've noticed a real difference in my hair condition. Previously I haven't taken note of people's comments on the quality of London water, as it wasn't relevant at the time for me - now I know what people are on about! 

In London the water isn't as pure, it's still clean but it has a lot of limescale in it, which causes hair to feel clogged and greasy.

When I went home it was luxury. Hair mask, bath you name it, it was heaven. So when I came back to Uni I had a look at what I could do within my daily / weekly routine in order to make my hair feel and look as good as possible. Here is what I've come up with! 


What have you got to lose?

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" I hit him with my handbag. "


Recently I've been embracing opportunities that have come my way, more so than I did say a few years ago.

Perhaps it's because I'm in a new place (Uni) and I feel the need to be a little more 'out there' but I've really grabbed opportunities with both hands and have made new, exciting friendships as a result of it.

When we're children, we're told not to talk I strangers but as a young adult, in a new place, I really have no other choice. 

A few weeks ago I met someone on a train and we struck up a friendship because I hit him (accidentally) with my handbag. He's become my museum buddy, also new to London, he's just as keen as I am to see what the city has to offer. 


When we started chatting when we first met, I had two choices: 1. Make a bold move and give this guy my number (Totally out of normal character) or 2. Have a great chat for an hour, not follow up and never know where it might have lead with the stranger with the American accent. I went with choice one. 

I'm really glad I did something out of my comfort zone, because of it I've had many enjoyable cups of coffee and endless laughs, seen new places and learned about different cultures.

I'm not at all saying talk to everyone you meet and become best friends, but if you feel like it and think there's a potential friendship there: what have you got to lose? If they don't call you to arrange a coffee- so what? You haven't lost anything by it, you never know, you could In fact meet someone who could change your life. 

So keep that thought in the back of your mind next time you meet someone new, you never know who's going to become an indispensable person in your life, who's going to make you laugh and who's going to make you the best cupcakes on the planet.

Speak soon,
Lots of love,

Clo : -))



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Shopping for your Shape

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Recently I've been concerned about my body hang ups, I've now realised that a lot of the clothes I wear, or would like to wear, simply won't flatter or enhance my natural shape, what I was born with.





There are some things in life we can change: our name, our foundation or our diet. There are also things we can't change, such as bone structure.

I was naturally born with a fuller bottom half in comparison to my upper body. I've longed for years to be able to wear body on dresses and have thin legs that are long and gorgeously 'Victorias Secret' model esque and no matter how hard I try, I will never have stick thin legs as I have big hips and a big booty. If I was to have thin legs I'd just look ridiculous. 

Friday Favorites November Week 1

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"Effortlessly classic with a modern girl, youthful twist."



The Break-Up Brogues

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"Life is just too short to not have fabulous shoes"


*This post has sat in my draft box for a while! I am now calm, collected and alright still. 
Me and my ex-boyfriend are fine, we're friends and all is right in my world. Onwards and upwards.
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After my boyfriend dumped me (Boo-hoo!) there was only one thing I could do; Go home and cry to mama Tomalin and shop for new shoes. The latter came as an accident, but really helped in a weird girly cliche way.

I decided to book train tickets home after my ex-boyfriend ended our relationship, as sometimes you just need to let shit calm down and have a change of scenery. I decided to spend 5 days at home and work, catchup / bitch about him with friends and listen to other people's shit in order to get over my own problems, this strategy worked a treat.


Coffee Lover Lifestyle

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"It's Autumn!"




With the turn of the season to Autumn comes new colours, new clothes and a whole new vibe. The trees are changing, the weather is wets and windy and we all feel we need a hot beverage to perk us up every now and again so we don't get the Autumn/ Winter blues.

Starbucks, Costa and Cafe Nero have all this month released their Autumn/ Winter special drinks and this week I've been loving the White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks, I have the soya version which makes it even whiter, frothier (Is that even a word?) and lovelier!


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Saving for the Future

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" You never know what's around the corner "

Last week it occurred to me whilst watching 'Love, Rosie.' Read Review Here that in life we're never prepared for situations like we'd like to be and more often than not we wish we'd have been more prepared. I suddenly became concerned that at any point life could change, be it a good or a bad change, but I need to be a little more responsible and a little more prepared.


Love, Rosie Film Review

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"The epitome of teenage crushes, friendships and modern day problems!"


Last week I went to see 'Love, Rosie' It is honestly one of the best films I've ever seen. It's the epitome of teenage crushes, friendships and modern day problems! It's an alternative teen rom-com story that's heart warming, funny and a true look at how life is. It made me feel the same way 'The Vow' does. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have recommended it to all my girlfriends, I say grab your best girlfriends, some chocolate and head on down to your local cinema.

Watch the trailer here:







5 Item Simple Sunday Make-Up

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"Instantly added a little more colour to your face."


Sometimes on a Sunday, I find I want to go out and be presentable to the world, without making much effort ( Lazy Sundays all- don't judge, haha

I often use this make up recipe on a lazy day or Sunday when I'm bound to bump into people or want a little personal pick me up. It's quick, easy and requires minimal thinking and effort: great also for students in a rush! 





Pop Art Themed Glossy Box

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"Glossy Box was an abundance of pretty products and a lovely inviting smell."

 




First and foremost my apologies, I have only just got my hands on the October, Pop Art Glossy Box after Glossy Box delivered it to my old address despite me changing it 15 days before delivery. I have contacted them multiple times since via email, I am Still awaiting a response, I'm really disappointed in their lack of communication and will be seriously re-thinking my subscription when it comes up for renewal.


Now onto more positive stuff!

October Month Round Up

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"I got dumped (It's ok!)"


I haven't done one of these round ups is what seems like forever! I thought it would be fun and a great way to chart what I got up to this month!


This month I have manages to fit an awful lot in! A crazy amount actually. I've sorted them into Positive and Negative lists and written this with a nice cuppa tea in hand and biscuits at the ready!




Miley Cyrus for MAC Viva Glam


Miley Cyrus has been announced as the new celebrity ambassador of Mac's Viva Glam campaign which supports men, women and children who have aids.


The collection lands in the USA in January 2015. Miley replaces current Mac brand ambassador Rihanna.






Speak soon,
Lots of love,

Clo : -))



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Green Bat Halloween Cupcakes

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"This was a disaster!"




Dress Shopping

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Last week I went dress shopping In a quest to find the perfect dress and ultimately help to create the perfect wardrobe that fits and flatters my shape and makes me look effortlessly fabulous.

After browsing online for A-line and skater dresses that are durable and long lasting fabrics, to no avail, I went into town to see what was available on the high street.

House of Fraser was my first and only point of call. They have a wide selection of brands and styles and I was able to have a look through and try on.



Little Blog Changes

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Hello Little Blog on the Internet. Hello lovely readers! It's been a while, I know. Life just sometimes gets in the way of life itself.



Recently there have been lots of changes in my life so I'll give you a little 'Recent Life Changes' synopsis. One, I moved out of my uni halls and into another one, it's much better now and at some point I'll fill you in on the shit that went down. Secondly,  my boyfriend broke up with me and Thirdly, I went home for a while to collect my thoughts and see friends and family. Things weren't too much, I just needed the smell of home and to be around people who can read me like a book.

Binge watching Downton Abbey.

Binge watching Downton Abbey

So for the past week I've been thinking about feminism. Before you panic and think I'm going to 'Go women!' On you all, I'm not. I strongly believe we are all equal. I've been reading up and researching feminism and women through the ages for my contextual studies class at university. 

Wanting a break from books, I went in search of something visual in the university library and discovered the vast array of DVDs my university library have on offer, at my disposal for FREE - I'm in film heaven! 

Downton Abby seemed like a good place to start as my course has a focus on the twenties era. I thoroughly enjoyed kicking back and relaxing, whilst learning. I relished taking time out from the computer each night to wind down and relax. I've spent far too much of my teenage life working far too hard (blows own trumpet somewhat shamelessly) so it's an odd concept now I'm at Uni and have an allotted allowance of down time. 

As I'm all for wellbeing and free stuff, I'm going to make this whole film thing a 'thing' and work my way through the libraries curation. I'm starting with old school period dramas and romances to tie in with my contextual studies focus on 'women through the ages .' and of course goes without saying, the fashion. 

Downton abbey season one is now over, so off I pop to pick up season 2! If I don't tweet for a few days, be safe in the knowledge that I'm tucked up in bed with pjs and fluffy socks on, bra-less loving life, comfy with downton and a soya hot chocolate. 

Complete and Utter Chaos

Complete and Utter Chaos

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I hope you're all well and this month has been great so far. For me I can't be too sure. This week I've moved university flats and halls after having a plethora of issues and incidences in my previous flat, which all came to a head on Sunday night when my body had had enough and had a fit. 



I'm A Barbie Girl

I'm A Barbie Girl

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Last week whilst tralling Oxford Street, London for a university project I popped into Forever 21 in search of those ever budget friendly £7 jeans. When I stepped into the store I was greated with a sign advertising the new-in-store Barbie range.



Cutting Up The Credit Card

Cutting Up The Credit Card


Recently I've been finding buying bits and bobs here and there all too easy. I'm talking about that lipstick you have to 'have'. The travel minis that you crave due to the kitsch packaging and cute little pots, despite the fact you have the full size project at home, not to mention the abundance of mac sample pots you possess that you can decant into.

I don't have a typical job. I don't have a set routine and traveling so much exposes me to new places and ultimately new products. For the past couple of months I've been picking bits and bobs up without thinking about the true cost because I'm adding it to my monthly credit card bill. Boy-oh-boy, when that bill arrives you know it! It bangs and thuds onto your doormat when it falls out of the letterbox. My last statement was pages and page of little 'bits and bobs' here and there that simply weren't essentials. I've been adding to my beauty collection excessively and I don't think there is any actual, rational need for it. I've actually been pretty gready.  No amount of blogging will justify it either.


How To Survive Freshers Flu

How To Survive Freshers Flu

10 ways to concour freshers flu

I've been there, done it and know exactly how you feel so I thought I'd dish out some of my top tips to survive the dreaded freshers flu.

First Week of Uni

First week of Uni


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So, the first week of university is over. I'm on a train home for my dad's birthday and on reflection, I think I've settled in pretty well, to the point that leaving my uni flat, feels like leaving home. 

Living away from home has given me more independence and responsibility for myself. I thought I was pretty good and grown up pre Uni, but I've pleasantly surprised myself. I feel like a fully fledged grown up now.

Fashion St London

Fashion St London

 

Before flying off to America, I visited Istituto Marangoni in London. Istituto Marangoni is on Fashion Street (How apt for a fashion university.) Fashion St is the epitome of culture, art, design and creativity. It's like real life pinterst. Everywhere you look there are doodles, ads and accents each individually added by artists and creatives alike to leave their own mark on London.




Brick Lane Vintage London

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Brick Lane


Food Diary Of A Uni Student Day 2

Food Diary Of A Uni Student - Day 2

  Wednesday

 

Breakfast

  Iced soya coffee.
Fresh filter coffee.



Food Diary Of A Uni Student - Day 1

Food Diary Of A Uni Student - Day 1

In a bid to keep my parents well in-formed and allow myself to budget better I'm starting an online food diary. Very teenage girl counting calories,
but I need to keep track of what I'm eating and what I'm cooking!

So here it is! Day 1.

Breakfast



Lunch In Covent Garden

Lunch In Covent Garden 

 After my first night at University myself and a few of my flat mates decided to go and explore. Before heading to London Fashion week we stopped in Covent Garden for a quick bite. I unfortunately couldn't eat anything on the menu due to allergies, but I can highly recommend their Americano. The black coffee is on bean (Excuse the pun,) great for gearing you up for the day ahead.



Moving Into Uni

Moving Into Uni


It's now early morning (haha, It's actually super late, hence why I think it's morning!) and it's fair to say it's been a long day. I set off early this morning with all my things packed tightly into the back of my dads car and three hours later we arrived at my new home. It was only when we drove into the town of the university that I started to get butterflies and had that sudden panic of 'Will anyone like me?'

Once I'd moved all my things into my halls flat, I had a little look around. There was no sign of life in the flat, food in the fridge, letters on the counter but nobody home. I worried that I may be alone, in silence for some time. Lunch was next on the itinerary and after grabbing a drink I headed to Waitrose to pick up some of the larger Items such as Soya cartons, flour and juice which, without the use of a car, I simply couldn't physically get to my flat.


On my return to the flat, after my goodbyes, I decided to unpack my food and put it into my cupboard, there were only two cupboards left and a scappy holdall under the sink, that had seriously looked like it had seen better days. I decided now was as good a time as any to get the cleaning supplies out and the rubber gloves on!

Bursting at the Seams

Bursting at the Seams

Currently in a conundrum. Am I taking too much to University? 

I've been beyond prepared, as I discussed in my previous Uni post but when I look at all the bags, boxes and suitcases I do worry A) How we're getting it into the car and B) If I'm taking triple what everyone else is and I'm going to look like Elle Woods rocking up to Harvard, Legally Blonde circa 2000 and ultimately looking like a dick 'ed.

I've got everything I need, everything I want and I simply couldn't take less, I just couldn't. I'm prepared for every eventuality, except skiing which honestly, isn't on my current radar. 


Realisation

Realisation

Tomorrow, I move out of the home I've lived in since I was 6 months old to go and join half a million other students and go to university.


Many of my friends are already at 'Freshers' and have moved out from home. I'm the next one to go and up until yesterday I was happily packing away getting things ready to cast off and go to uni. I wasn't emotional at all, until late last night when I got upset for absolutely no reason.


The Fashion Reading List

The Fashion Reading List



73 Questions with Anna Wintour

73 Questions with Anna Wintour




What a great little video! Many people think Anna Wintour is harsh and un-approchable / untouchable, that's just not the case. This video really highlights that she's human too.


Can't believe she doesn't like broccoli. 
I don't think we could be friends ;)

 

Embarking on a New Adventure

Embarking on a New Adventure


Sitting, legs crossed on my fresh new bed sheets. Listening to Maroon 5 in the Live Lounge with Fearne Cotton. Maroon 5 are reminising on their career and their music, the timing is amps as i too am in a stage of reminising. I grew up on Maroon 5 music and now I too am preparing for the next stage of life, Maroon 5 are on album 5, appropriately titled 'V.' I am preparing to move to University this weekend and start the next chapter of my education.


 Empty hangers.


No One's Perfect : Hello I'm Clo

No One's Perfect



Since I arrived in New York last week, I’ve had a lot of down time that’s not filled with internet musings and online tabloaid gossip. I have, in essence be detached from my life in England as well as my life online. It’s really shocked me on reflection, at just how much I do spend online and how little it actually matters in the grand scheme of things.

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Not only this, but I’ve been horrified to see myself in my family holiday snaps (Photographs.) It appears that the late nights glued to screens, eating whilst working and my attachment to Pershwari narn has finally caught up with me. I have honestly never felt less glamorous.  New York isn’t as glamorous as it is portrayed but all the same, I’ve felt pretty yuck.

This time last year it was my skin, and my skin only that concerned my daily ridiculing. Now it’s my weight, my shape and my ever changing female figure. It appears we never really are satisfied by our own beauty.

 Times Square, New York with my Dad.


Time Off : Hello I'm Clo

 Time Off : Hello I'm Clo

Hello I'm Clo and I haven't taken a family holiday in 10 years!


Hi all, hope you're well. You may have noticed the blog has been a little quiet this month, that's because I'm running about prepping for Uni as well as planning to take a holiday! 


The skin project hasn't come to an end, I fully intend to have it as a regular feature however, I'm not going to put myself under pressure to create content that will ultimately, if produced under time constraints, be crap. I'll pick it back up in about a months time so you can see the results of freshers kicking in on my skin! (Wahay!)


Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi Concealer Pen : Hello I'm Clo

Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi Concealer Pen : Hello I'm Clo

As good as the YSL touche eclat?

 

 

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After hearing so many great things about the Maybelline Touch / Dream Lumi Concealer I thought it was about time I tried it out for myself. It's been likened to and 'Duped' for the Yves Saint Laurent YSL Touche Eclat.  Bloggers rejoiced when the touch lumi was released it's a more affordable conceal and highlight duo in a handy carry - around pen. In the UK the pen is bought as a pen, alone else where it arrives on card with written how to use instructions.  



Bourjois Delice De Poudre Review : Hello I'm Clo

Bourjois Delice De Poudre Review : Hello I'm Clo



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As a firm make up lovers favorite, the Bourjois Delice De Poudre is nothing new. I appear to be very late to the bronzing party! I only picked this bronzer up from the drugstore, for the fist time the other day.




The Bourjois Delice De Poudre is known for it's great pigment, wear ability and longevity. My friend Laura has had hers for two years and it still hasn't run out! She bronzes every single day and can't wear the powder down. The bronzer is only £8, so it's great value for money and super value if you're a daily bronzer type of girl! 


Sleek Ultra Mattes V1 EyeShadow Palette : Hello I'm Clo

Sleek Ultra Mattes V1 EyeShadow Palette : Hello I'm Clo

Sleek I~ Divine Ultra Mattes V1 Brights Palette 

Mineral Based Eyeshadow Palette 730

 

Hello I'm Clo!

When I discover a new Make Up brand I tend to really get sucked in. I try out everything bloggers rave about from that brand, then try all the other bits and bobs that catch my eye, until I need something specific from another brand and move on. This is very bad for the bank balance if you're a make up magpie like I am! I've done this with previous brands; MUA, Collection, The Natural Collection, Number 7, MAC Cosmetics and now it's Sleeks turn.

I've been picking up a lot of sleek make up pieces. Recently I wrote about sleeks poor delivery in a previous post and since then have only bought in-store in Superdrug with the added bonus of 10% off if you have a valid NUS student card. After the sucess of the I~Divine Rio Rio Pallete, I decided to pick up another palette instore. I bought the raved about, loved and hyped I~Divine Ultra Matte Brights Pallete which has 12 matte bright colours in for £7.99.

It's bright, sassy and I'm In Love!!!

*Gets Over Excited*



July Glossy Box Review : Hello I'm Clo


 July Glossy Box Review : Hello I'm Clo



 

Hello I'm Clo! 

As some of you may have already seen, I've reviewed the July Glossy box offerings on my Youtube channel.








 What's in the Stars and Stripes July Glossy Box?


Carmex £2.69
Broadway Nails £7.99
Pur Minerals Dirty Girl Mudd Masque £18
Bella Pierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick £20
Absolute New York Perfecting Eyeshadow Primer $4.99





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Lots of love,

Clo : -))



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MUA Ever After Matte Pallete : Hello I'm Clo

MUA Ever After Matte Pallete : Hello I'm Clo

Everyday natural look make up palette from Make Up Academy.

 

Hello! I'm Clo!

In an everlasting quest to find the perfect eye palette, I bring to you today the MUA Ever after, all matte palette. Now the Make Up Academy people make some pretty big claims about this palette, but does it live up to the hype? And what can you expect from a £4 eyeshadow palette?




"Create a variety of looks, from subtle & natural to smokey and glam, 
with the ultimate matte eyeshadow palette. Mix and blend the 10 irresistible velvety shades 
of warm and cool tones, for a cashmere-soft finish."